Undertoad Monday Jun 11 01:54 PM
June 11, 2007: Iridium flares over church
It's the Monday Neatorama collaboration image!
And what an image. This was the Earth Picture of the Day yesterday. And IotD has actually covered this phenomenon before.
The two diagonal flares you see are Iridium satellites, reflecting sunlight back to the Earth from their low orbit. Our previous IotD showed these same kinds of flares, but the reason this shot is so much more incredibly impressive is that the photographer actually calculated where and when to take the shot, anticipating the flares and how to shoot them against an interesting foreground.
Be sure to visit our friends at Neatorama for more neato stuff all the time!
BeltNah Monday Jun 11 05:12 PM
Looks cool, didn't know what to say but wanted to be first to post
Fa- Monday Jun 11 07:25 PM
im allso quite impressed by the lighting on that spire
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jun 11 07:28 PM
Welcome to the Cellar, Fa-.
That picture was incredibly difficult to calculate and capture. Great job.
wolf Monday Jun 11 08:39 PM
The end is nigh.
Flint Monday Jun 11 09:25 PM
Is now the time to sell all my Beanie Babies?
Originally Posted by wolf
The end is nigh.
wolf Monday Jun 11 09:45 PM
I think that particular wave crested long ago, dude. You might consider using them as insulation in your end of the world bunker, though.
Flint Monday Jun 11 10:08 PM
I think I'll use them as smallpox vectors against the post-apocalyptic raggamuffins.
richlevy Monday Jun 11 11:44 PM
Let's see, if it's two shooting stars we'll need six wise men.
justush Tuesday Jun 12 02:02 AM
Include me out.
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